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Good for value not a bad HDD
on 15 February 2013
Ok, had the HDD for a little bit now to allow any teething troubles settle as previous reviews made me think about getting this model or a more expensive one.
So, I transferred my data off my 'master' HDD and kept it on there -just in case which turned out to be useful. I used the Buffalo a lot as its powered by USB unlike the 'master' which is still plugged in the wall due to the volume of it. I roughly filled half of the hard drive and was using it well when disaster struck........"Hard Disk Needs Formatting Before Use".
Great, i tried all sort of recovery options and programes but from then on in the files became corrupted and recovery was no longer an option - even using CHKDSK/F. So in the end I formatted the drive from FAT32 to NTFS increased the buffer on the format options and have been using for about a fortnight no problems.
I would suggest that formatting the drive first IS the better option as when one of my colleagues ordered the same drive I ran CHKDSK/F on it to find that strings on the drive itself where incorrect BEFORE any data was put on it. He now enjoys the same great storage solution as I do and don't envisage any further problems. The 'master' HDD has now had the duplicate files erased to free up extra space and i can see myself ordering another of these in the very near future.
Overall the product is great, fast load up time, decent transfer rate on USB/2 and very small and compact. The review is based on my experience with the product and the problems I have encountered, not the product as a whole. Anyone reading this review can avoid the problems by running Windows Command Prompt and running CHKDSK/F.